Civilization VI - A Quick Overview

Civilization VI - A Quick Overview

Civilization VI - A Quick Overview

Civilization VI - A Quick Overview


In Civilization 6 a lot has changed, from the changes to the AI all the way to how cities are built and managed. This makes Civilization play like a very different game, while maintaining the game's core mechanics and gameplay style. 

In a new video that was released today, you can listen to Sean Bean, Game of Throne's Eddard Stark, narrate a Civilizations journey from a single city all the way to a global power through the industrial era, wartime and eventually the space race. 

Here players will be given a basic look into how the new game will look and play, accelerating quickly through a game and providing some basic insight into strategy and some new game mechanics, including a look at the new government policy system.  



In Civilization VI cities will be much more spread out, constructing buildings and wonders in external tiles while maintaining the heart of the city at its traditional single tile core. 

Each tile/district in a city will have a purpose and its terrain and proximity to the city will have an effect on its output.  Tiles can be dedicated to production, growth, culture or science, with each district specialization having its own unique buildings and benefits. Wonders will also be placed on their own tile, with each having its own terrain and location requirements, like a sand tile for the Pyramids or plains for Stonehenge.  

In war, these districts can be destroyed or raided, allowing enemies to heavily damage cities without attacking the cities core itself, adding some additional complexity to combat and war. 

The game will be built on a whole new engine, one that will no doubt take advantage of a modern graphical API like Vulkan or DirectX 12, given Firaxis' support of AMD's Mantle API in Civilization: Beyond Earth. 

Civilization VI will be releasing on PC on October 21st, 2016. Currently, pre-orders cost £49.99 for the standard version and £69.99 for the Digital Deluxe edition


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